Turlock Unified School District is undergoing transition as it implements a new state funding practice, the Local Control Funding Formula, which places more spending control in the hands of the local districts and is based on specific considerations such as increasing resources for students with greater need, specifically low-income students, English learners, and foster youth.
Local community members still have time to vote for Walnut Elementary in the Scotties Trees Rock video competition to help the elementary school increase its chances for a shot at the $10,000 grand prize. Having recently dropped from first to second place among 12 national contestants, Walnut Elementary needs the community to support by logging onto www.scottiestreesrock.com and voting for Walnut's third grade classes video titled "Hug a Tree."
Growing accustomed to college life is a challenge all students face, but returning to school after serving in the armed forces makes the transition even more difficult. Female veterans oftentimes face different challenges than their male counterparts and California State University, Stanislaus aims to accommodate these women upon their return to civilian life through a Women Warrior Wellness Conference.
School homecomings are a way to ignite school spirit, celebrate accomplishments and entice some friendly competition among students. California State University, Stanislaus celebrated their annual homecoming tradition this week by hosting a series of weeklong events including a dance, music video compilations, a parade and of course, the annual homecoming rally.
The Stanislaus County is a hub for manufacturing and distribution facilities and Modesto Junior College is producing job-ready employees through their new course offerings which provide students certification in warehouse operations.
It is trendy to reuse and repurpose materials, but local student Shilin Patel is recycling in a new way. He is donating his favorite childhood toy, Legos, and his time to host local Lego Days for children in the area.
In a culmination of the Catholic Schools Week in which the theme was "Catholic Schools: Communities of faith, knowledge and service," Sacred Heart Catholic School hosted a Friends and Family day on Friday. Parents attended to watch students from each grade sing songs in tribute to the Beatles, mainly spearheaded by Sacred Heart Music Director Tom Oakley, and a reception followed. Other events during the week included an all-school jogathon, student appreciation day and an 8th grade versus alumni baseball game.
The month of January marks the time for the President of the United States to publicly state a charted direction for the country through his State of the Union address. It is also a time for the Chancellor of the California State University system to communicate his vision and goals for the 23 universities that serve as a backbone of education in California.
After more than a year of disagreements and setbacks the Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association have struck a deal and escaped the threat of a state takeover, but not without the hallmark thorniness that has plagued their relationship.
As the University of California, Merced prepares to enter its 10th academic year this fall, student interest has risen as the university received the highest number of undergraduate applications since its establishment in 2005.
Over 100 California schools, 12 of which represented the Stanislaus County, made their way to San Jose to compete in the Northern California Regional Future City Competition where Turlock school Walnut Elementary took second place.
California State University, Stanislaus students were probably surprised to find a large shipping crate blocking their path in the quad on Thursday. Upon closer inspection, many were shocked to find the crate holding a sculpture of a clothed human lodged inside.
While giving back to the community takes many forms, Turlock native Jose Ortiz is taking a unique approach: dancing. Jose will be donating 26 hours of his time to participate in a dance marathon for the Pediatric AIDS Coalition at his school, the University of California, Los Angeles.